Daniel Craig wins Hugh L. Willcox Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award

(l to r) Robert M. Wilcox, dean of the USC Law School presents the Hugh L. Willcox Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award to third-year law student Daniel Craig. Helping with the presentation is Brian Lysell, the 2012 winner of this award. Photo credit: USC

(l to r) Robert M. Wilcox, dean of the USC Law School presents the Hugh L. Willcox Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award to third-year law student Daniel Craig. Helping with the presentation is Brian Lysell, the 2012 winner of this award. Photo credit: USC

Daniel Craig, a third-year law student and native of Woodruff, South Carolina, was recently recognized with the Hugh L. Willcox Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award from the University of South Carolina School of Law.

The award is presented to a student who not only demonstrates a dedication to public service and volunteerism, but also manages to balance their volunteer activities with a commitment to the law school and their legal education.

“I was very honored to be selected by my classmates and colleagues as the recipient of the 2013 Hugh L. Willcox Pro Bono Volunteer of the Year Award.  I have embraced the opportunity to participate in pro bono activities during my time in law school,” said Craig. “However, the real winners in this achievement are the individuals and families that my classmates and I have been able to positively impact over the last year.”

In addition to serving as president of the Pro Bono Board during the 2012-2013 school year, Craig was also very active with the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program all three years of his law school career.

The presentation was made on Tuesday, April 9 during the School of Law’s annual Awards Day Ceremony, which seeks to honor students and faculty members for their outstanding achievements during the academic year.

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